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Health and Social Care

There are a variety of Health and Social Care courses available at Macclesfield College. Delivered by our expert tutors, you will gain extensive knowledge to progress within the industry.

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Academic year: 18/19


Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 qualifications designed to prepare adult learners without traditional qualifications for entry into Higher Education (whether this be a degree at University or an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree at the College).

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are designed to ease adult learners back into education and will develop your knowledge, build your confidence, improve your learning techniques and develop your communication and IT skills. They will also give you the essential tools to be able to study effectively. The courses are designed to enable learners who may be lacking in confidence, without formal educational backgrounds or who have other commitments to succeed in Higher Education (HE).

Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to HE Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 10th September 2018 to 28th June 2019


Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 qualifications designed to prepare adult learners without traditional qualifications for entry into Higher Education (whether this be a degree at University or an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree at the College).

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are designed to ease adult learners back into education and will develop your knowledge, build your confidence, improve your learning techniques and develop your communication and IT skills. They will also give you the essential tools to be able to study effectively. The courses are designed to enable learners who may be lacking in confidence, without formal educational backgrounds or who have other commitments to succeed in Higher Education (HE).

Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to HE Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 3rd September 2018 to 28th June 2019


This is a vocational programme which will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding essential to the health and social care sector, supporting progression to further learning or the workplace.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 3rd September 2018 to 28th June 2019


This is a vocational programme which will provide learners with the knowledge and skills essential to the health and social care sector, supporting progression to further learning or the workplace.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 17th September 2018 to 28th June 2019


This course is designed for you if you who would like to work within a health and social care organisation and you will have an emphasis on the working practices of a variety of health and social care services. A significant focus is placed on the skills required for effective communication, self-development and career progression. If you are looking to pursue a career in the health and social care sector or you are currently employed in a health or care setting or related environment and wish to combine work with study to develop your skills and knowledge to enhance your career prospects, then this may be the course for you.
Whilst studying on the course you can have the use of first class facilities at Macclesfield College including a private members gym (Lifestyle Fitness). The course will draw on a range of industry links and local employers to provide you with extensive health and social care experience. Live work placements are offered during the programme to provide direct industry experience in an area of your choice, developing and enhancing your employment prospects.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


This qualification is for anyone working or wanting to progress in job roles within Health and Social Care, Early Years and Childcare which involves a requirement for food safety.
It will prepare learners for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 23rd January 2019 to 26th June 2019


This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with learning disabilities. It is aimed at learners who support individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

The units offered within this qualification mirror those offered within the Learning Disabilities Pathway of the Health and Social Care Diplomas in England.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 18th September 2018 to 21st May 2019


This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.

This qualification aims to Develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism – covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 19th September 2018 to 12th June 2019


This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


The qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of dementia for those working in social care settings and is aimed at those working for local authorities or private commercial homeowners.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 20th March 2019 to 12th June 2019


This knowledge only qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medication.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 19th February 2019 to 11th June 2019


This qualification is designed for learners who are looking to enter employment in, or progress within, a number of sectors where an understanding of care planning is important.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


Raising awareness of mental health can promote a more positive approach and give people the knowledge to challenge the negative attitudes or stereotyping that can reduce access to services for those affected by mental ill health.

This qualification aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health difficulties, dispel some of the myths and misconceptions frequently linked to mental health issues and develop learners’ knowledge of the rights of those with mental health issues.

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Apprenticeship vacancies

There are currently no apprenticeships at this point in time, but please call us on 01625 410 000 and we can advise you on any future availabilities.